Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Graham Drums up Support for Afghan Elections

Graham Drums up Support for Afghan Elections

September 15,2019

KABUL - An influential US lawmaker has sought support from the Trump administration and the international community for the presidential elections in Afghanistan...

Ghani Claims Killing Nearly 2,000 Taliban Last Week

Ghani Claims Killing Nearly  2,000 Taliban Last Week

September 15,2019

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday claimed around 2,000 Taliban insurgents have been killed in the past one week.
“I don’t like bloodshed ...

Afghan Artists Paint Tulips Murals to Honor War Victims

Afghan Artists Paint Tulips Murals to Honor War Victims

September 15,2019

KABUL - Artists from Afghanistan’s ArtLords painted tulips murals in Kabul and three other provinces to honor the victims of the war in the country...

Peace Cannot be Achieved Through Elections Delay, Interim Setup: Danish

Peace Cannot be Achieved Through Elections Delay, Interim Setup: Danish

September 14,2019

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Friday stressed over timely elections and said the government wanted peace within democratic framework...

Insecurity Main Challenge for Elections: IEC

Insecurity Main Challenge for Elections: IEC

September 14,2019

KABUL - Officials from the Independent Election Commission, IEC, see insecurity as the main hurdle on the way of presidential elections scheduled for 28 September...

US House Panel Subpoenas Trump’s Afghan Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad

US House Panel Subpoenas Trump’s Afghan Envoy  Zalmay Khalilzad

September 14,2019

>Washington - Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Liz Cheney are engaged in a tense war of words over the US presence in Afghanistan, with Paul, a Kentucky Republican, accusing Cheney of wanting ...

Abdullah Suspends Presidential Decree on Probe in MoFA

Abdullah Suspends Presidential Decree on Probe in MoFA

September 14,2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has suspended a presidential decree which was issued to investigate allegations on appointments in the ...

US Hitting Taliban Harder Than Ever

US Hitting Taliban  Harder Than Ever

September 14,2019

KABUL - US President Donald Trump speaking outside the Pentagon to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks said the US is hitting the Taliban “harder than they ...

Mobib Pledges to Address Problems of Khawaja Umari District

Mobib Pledges to Address  Problems of Khawaja Umari District

September 14,2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdulllah Mohib has said the enemy should understand that Afghanistan has an owner and will not allow stooge actors to hander over Afghanistan ...

Ready to Suppress Taliban in North: Dostum

Ready to Suppress  Taliban in North: Dostum

September 14,2019

KABUL - The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Thursday said he is ready to defeat the Taliban within six months if the Afghan government and the US provide him the chance ...

NATO Committed to Peaceful Solution of Afghan Conflict

NATO Committed to Peaceful Solution of Afghan Conflict

September 14,2019

KABUL - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance supports efforts to try to find a peaceful, negotiated solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and that has been strongly ...

UN Supports “Credible, Inclusive” Presidential Election in Afghanistan

UN Supports “Credible, Inclusive” Presidential Election in Afghanistan

September 12,2019

UNITED NATIONS - The UN envoy for Afghanistan voiced support for the relative Afghan parties to conduct a "credible and inclusive" presidential election slated for later this month...

Trump Fires His National Security Advisor

Trump Fires His  National Security Advisor

September 12,2019

KABUL - US President Donald Trump has dismissed his National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton as a result of disagreements on policy issues...

India Calls for Continued Support to Afghanistan in Fight Against Terrorism

India Calls for Continued Support to Afghanistan in Fight Against Terrorism

September 12,2019

KABUL -India Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin has stressed the need for continued international community support to Afghan security forces in fight against ...

China Calls for Assistance to Afghan Forces

China Calls for Assistance  to Afghan Forces

September 12,2019

KABUL - Viewing the security situation in the war-torn country as weak, China has promised Afghan forces assistance in capacity-building...

India’s Work Over Chabahar is ‘Very Slow’: Iranian Envoy

India’s Work Over Chabahar  is ‘Very Slow’: Iranian Envoy

September 12,2019

KABUL - Iranian Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni said that India’s development work had been “very slow”, and that trade to Afghanistan was ...

Govt Asked to Arrest, Punish Army Officer’s Killers

Govt Asked to Arrest,  Punish Army Officer’s Killers

September 12,2019

KABUL - Tribal elders from central Miadan Wardak province asked the government to arrest and punish the killers of an Afghan National Army sergeant  Syed Mohammad Noor who was killed ...

Trump Says Taliban Talks‘Dead,’ U.S. Military to Ramp up Afghanistan Operations

Trump Says Taliban Talks‘Dead,’ U.S. Military to Ramp up Afghanistan Operations

September 11,2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead on Monday, while the general in charge said the U.S. military is likely ...

Afghans Observe the Day of Ashura in Peace

Afghans Observe the  Day of Ashura in Peace

September 11,2019

The Day of Ashura was observed by Afghans in different parts of the country despite security concerns.
KABUL - Afghans observed the Day of Ashura ...

Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani of Afghanistan

Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister  Salahuddin Rabbani of Afghanistan

September 11,2019

KABUL - State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani of Afghanistan on the sidelines of the third China-Afghanistan-Pakistan ...

US and NATO Committed to Peace in Afghanistan

US and NATO Committed to Peace in Afghanistan

September 11,2019

Gen. Miller says the US and NATO forces are committed to peace because it is the will of Afghans.
KABUL - The US and NATO forces commander ...

Pakistan Urges All Afghan War Sides to Re-Engage

Pakistan Urges All Afghan War Sides to Re-Engage

September 11,2019

KABUL - Pakistan on Monday urged all sides to the Afghanistan conflict to re-engage in an effort to find a negotiated settlement using the ongoing political process after ...

Pentagon Chief Says US Seeking ‘Good Deal’ with Taliban

Pentagon Chief Says US Seeking ‘Good Deal’ with Taliban

September 08,2019

Mr. Esper says the US will make sure the deal with the Taliban guarantees the US and its allies security...

As U.S.-Taliban Talks Falter, Afghans Brace for More Violence

As U.S.-Taliban Talks Falter,  Afghans Brace for More Violence

September 08,2019

KABUL - Cellphone street vendor Fazluddin doesn't much care that presidents, diplomats and Taliban commanders are squabbling over the U.S.'s withdrawal from his country after some ...

Afghan, Pak, Chinese FMs Meet in Islamabad

Afghan, Pak, Chinese  FMs Meet in Islamabad

September 08,2019

ISLAMABAD - Foreign ministers from Afghanistan, China and Pakistan are set to meet on trilateral cooperation in Islamabad yesterday.
The third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan ...

Critics Blame Ex-NDS Chief for Fragile Security Situation

Critics Blame Ex-NDS Chief for Fragile Security Situation

September 08,2019

KABUL - Military analysts said Kabul and other big cities witnessed the highest number of terrorist attacks when Masoom Stanekzai was head of the National Directorate of Security ...

Afghan Forces Recapture Wardoj, 100 Taliban Terrorists Killed

Afghan Forces Recapture Wardoj, 100 Taliban Terrorists Killed

September 08,2019

FAIZABAD - The Afghan forces recaptured Wardoj district in North-eastern Badakhshan province killing at least 100 Taliban militants including many foreign fighters...

Residents Demand Security on Kandahar-Uruzgan Road

Residents Demand Security on Kandahar-Uruzgan Road

September 08,2019

KANDAHAR CITY - The residents accused government officials of not paying attention to the Uruzgan- Kandahar highway security and condition...

Taliban Torch Salaam Telecom Tower in Jawzjan

Taliban Torch  Salaam Telecom Tower in Jawzjan

September 08,2019

SHIBERGHAN - Taliban militants torched an antenna of the Salaam Telecom and blew up a HUMVEE vehicle of Afghan forces ...

Acting Minister Assaulted by Strongmen

Acting Minister  Assaulted by Strongmen

September 08,2019

KABUL - The acting minister of hajj and religious affairs on Saturday claimed some strongmen in the Presidential Palace had thrashed ...

Pompeo Refuses to Ink Risky Deal with Taliban

Pompeo Refuses to Ink  Risky Deal with Taliban

September 07,2019

KABUL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to sign a risky peace agreement with the Taliban, a media report said on Thursday.
Unnamed US, Afghan and European officials ...

Reducing Violence in Afghanistan is Key to Talks, Dunford Says

Reducing Violence  in Afghanistan is Key to  Talks, Dunford Says

September 07,2019

WASHINGOT N- U.S. negotiations with the Taliban would be considered successful if they led to less violence by the insurgent group, and promoted peaceful dialogue among Afghans ...

Russia, India Back Afghan Peace Efforts

Russia, India Back  Afghan Peace Efforts

September 07,2019

KABUL - India and Russia have voiced their support for efforts for an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.
In a joint statement, the two sides reaffirmed ...

President Ghani’s Visit to Washington Postponed

President Ghani’s Visit to Washington Postponed

September 07,2019

KABUL - Sources familiar with President Ghani’s scheduled trip to Washington DC say that it has been postponed for now.
Earlier in the day, the sources said that President ...

Angelina Jolie Gives Shout-Out to Afghan Film ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’

Angelina Jolie  Gives Shout-Out to Afghan Film ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’

September 07,2019

>WASHINGTON - Angelina Jolie has given her support to female-led Afghan film “Hava, Maryam, Ayesha,” made by first-time director Sahraa Karimi. The pic, which has its world premiere ...